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9 2016 Aug

Best Hotel Value in Vegas

While the scale of 4-star hotels may be slightly different in Las Vegas than most other places, there are some truly spectacular spots to stay in when traveling to Sin City.

America’s playground is the spot if you want a ritzy room at a cheap price so Larry Olmsted of Forbes.com released his review of Hotel 32 at the top of the Monte Carlo in 2014 as one of the best valued, new boutique hotels to stay at while in Vegas, read his full write-up here.

Hotel 32 occupies the 32 floor of the Monte Carlo and features loft/condominium style accommodations versus a traditional hotel room at a fraction of the price of a grand suite. Amenities also include VIP check-in and check-out as well as insane views of the strip from Lounge 32.

Do you have champagne budget with a Bud Light budget? Then this is perhaps the place for you.

What other great hotel values have you found in Vegas?

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3 2015 Aug

How To Find Amazing Discount Luxury Hotel Deals

Untitled-design-300x300If you’d like to find amazing discount luxury hotel deals, I have a great tactic for you. You can get ridiculously low prices if you know how to use Priceline correctly. Priceline offers a “Name Your Own Price” feature for hotel reservations. With this feature you can bid for a hotel room.  If Priceline accepts your bid, you stay at the hotel for the price you named. You don’t get to choose a specific hotel, only the general geographic area and the star rating. You will be given the name of the specific hotel only after you win the bid and your credit card has been charged. There are no refunds and no changes available, but if you win the bid you get incredible savings.

The catch is that Priceline only allows one bid every 24 hours. If you bid too low you have to wait a day until you can bid again. But you can beat Priceline because you are reading this blog and have access to my secrets! I regularly get over 30 free rebids at major cities with this tactic! Just follow the below steps for the best way to beat Priceline.

Step 1: Check out this humorous video by a reporter in Seattle on how to beat Priceline at its own game. (The following steps will be much easier to understand if you have a basic understanding of the strategy outlined in the video. Spoiler alert: The below steps are going to allow 95% of the calculations outlined in the video to be done for you automatically.)

Step 2: Want a site that walks you through all the steps in the video automatically? How about having a service that shows you the lowest, most recently accepted Priceline bid in the area you want to stay? Hop over to Bidding Traveler.

Step 3: Enter the location, check-in and check-out dates that you need for your hotel reservation and click “Just Priceline bidding”.

Step 4: Look at the map display of the city zones. Select all the zones you are willing to stay in, the more the better.

Step 5: Look at the star ratings and select the highest hotel star rating that you want to stay in.

Step 6: Analyze the list of recently rejected bids and recently accepted bids. Using that analysis and the recommended lowball offer and final offer from Bidding Traveler, enter your lowball and final offer amounts and click “Continue With Manual Bidding. Pay specific attention to the dates. Often times the recently rejected bids will be closer to your reservation dates than the recently approved. Depending on your situation you may have to bid higher than the final recommendation quoted by the bidding traveler.

Step 7: Set Your Bidding Strategy by setting the number of bids to the maximum amount possible. Now that The Bidding Traveler has done its work and exposed the loopholes in Priceline’s bidding system, you can certainly bid more than once!

Step 8: Scroll to the bottom of the page and hit continue. You will see Priceline’s website. (If you do not have an account with Priceline, make sure you get one and put in your billing information as it makes rebidding much quicker.)

Step 9: Follow the directions spelled out for you by The Bidding Traveler at the top of the webpage. The Bidding Traveler will walk you through step by step, ensuring you maximize the number of times you can bid by exposing the loophole in the Priceline system!

Step 10: Receive your reservation from the hotel and enjoy the massive amount of savings you just realized!

I have repeatedly used this strategy to save hundreds of dollars and find amazing discount luxury hotel deals. While it does take a little bit more effort to book your hotel this way, the savings are well worth it. Please leave me a comment below, on my FB page, or send me an email with the form on the Contact Page if you enjoyed this article or have any travel related questions. I’d love to hear from you!